Khmer Nouns

Welcome to the third Khmer lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Khmer to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes

ដំឡូង

tomatoes
tomatoes

ប៉េងប៉ោះ

onions
onions

ខ្ទឹមបារាំង

carrots
carrots

ការ៉ុត

fruits
fruits

ផ្លែឈើ

apples
apples

ផ្លែប៉ម

bananas
bananas

ចេក

oranges
oranges

ក្រូច


Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Khmer
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]

តើ​អ្នក​មាន​ទឹក​ដោះគោ​ទេ?


I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]

ខ្ញុំ​មានទឹក​ដោះគោ​និង​កាហ្វេ


he has three apples
[number + plural noun]

គាត់​មាន​ផ្លែប៉ម​បី


she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]

នាង​មាន​ផ្លែប៉ម​តែមួយគត់


we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]

យើង​រស់នៅ​ក្នុង​ផ្ទះ​តូច​មួយ


I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]

ខ្ញុំ​ចូលចិត្ត​អាហារ​ពេលព្រឹក​របស់​យើង


The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread

នុំប័ង

milk
milk

ទឹក​ដោះគោ

butter
butter

ប័រ

cheese
cheese

ប្រហុកបារាំង

coffee
coffee

កាហ្វេ

sandwich
sandwich

សង់វិច

meat
meat

សាច់

chicken
chicken

សាច់មាន់

fish
fish

សាចត្រី

breakfast
breakfast

អាហារពេលព្រឹក

lunch
lunch

អាហារថ្ងៃត្រង់

dinner
dinner

អាហារពេលល្ងាច


Conversation in Khmer

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Khmer
Do you speak (English/ Khmer)?

តើ​អ្នក​និយាយ​ភាសា​អង់គ្លេស/ខ្មែរ​ទេ?

Just a little

គ្រាន់​តែ​បន្តិចបន្តួច

I like Khmer

ខ្មុំ​ចូលចិត្ត​ខ្មែរ

Can I practice with you?

តើ​ខ្មុំ​អាច​សាល្បង​ជា​មួយ​អ្នក​បានទេ?

How old are you?

តើ​អ្នក​មាន​អាយុ​ប៉ុន្មាន​ហើយ?

I'm thirty three years old

តើ​អ្នក​មាន​អាយុ​ប៉ុន្មាន​ហើយ?

It was nice talking to you

វា​ជាការ​ប្រសើរ​ណាស់​ដែល​បាន​ជជែក​ជាមួយ​អ្នក


I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Khmer. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.



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